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Better Than the Real Thing? Love in Blade Runner 2049

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , on April 23, 2023 by Jarrod Boyle

‘…On the surface, an intelligible lie; underneath, the unintelligible truth…’

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera.

The protagonist, a blade runner named K, is in love with his AI. She’s essentially a hologram, and in a pivotal scene, she organises a ‘pleasure model’ to come to his apartment so she can merge herself with it in order to make love to him.

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